If you would like join SHI you can apply to do so here. As an SHI member your club will listed on the SHI website and a webpage will be created with information about your club along with links to your own website, if you have one. You will be able to add to this page if you like. Subject to your club being appropriately registered/affiliated with your National Governing Body (ie Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, or other IIHF affiliated Governing Body), your club will be able to participate in the SHI annual tournament and you become part of the worldwide Special Hockey community.
Fill Out The Form
To apply for membership, use the form below or send an email with the subject: "Membership Application" to SHI Secretary, Shana Perkins: firstname.lastname@example.org You will then receive an application form where you will be asked to fill in some information about your club. The fields with an asterisk are required. When you have completed the form click on the "Submit" button at the bottom.
Once the SHI Board has reviewd your application, you will receive notice of the status of the application. If your application has been accepted, you will be sent an email to the email address that you provided, which will have have a supplied password and a link to verify your registration. This step is a security feature to protect against someone else trying to use your email address. Once you have verified the registration, if you wish you can change this password to one of your choice in the "Modify Contact Profile" window.
Make Your Payment
At this point you will need to pay the registration dues. The preferred way to do this is with PayPal. It is secure and handles all currency exchange automatically. When you click on the PayPal button you will be taken to the PayPal secure website where you will be given the option of using your existing PayPal account, registering for a new account or simply make a one time payment with your credit card. Once this is completed you will will be sent back to the SHI website and a verification will be sent by PayPal to your email address. If you would rather do it the old fashion way you still can by sending in a cheque by mail. That's all there is to it.
Renew your Membership
If you would like to renew your membership or modify your your profile simply Login to your account.
Starting Your Own Program
If there is no team close enough to you then consider starting a program in your own community. To help you get started you can download a document called "Ice Hockey Programs for Special Athletes." This document was written by Colorado Special Hockey Association President and Head Coach, Tracy Tucker, for his Master Level coaching certification from USA Hockey. If you are located in Canada or Europe and require assistance to begin a program, please use the Contact Us form on this site. If you are located in the United States you can also contact USA Hockey Special Hockey division: http://www.usahockey.com/specialhockey
If you have any questions about joining Special Hockey International or starting your own organization, contact SHI.